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This fun wreath is easy to make and a fun change from a normal wreath.  The best part, with some string, bakers twine or fishing line, you can add a cute shape in the middle and use it through spring when St Patrick’s day is over!

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You will need:

Felt in rainbow colors.  I used one piece of each color

Wreath form (Get a wicker one from the dollar store to save some money)

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

A spice container, or something to use as a template for cutting circles that are around 2 inches in diameter

Fabric scissors

pen

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You will want to start by tracing circles.  If you use anything bigger than a couple of inches, you will need more flannel.  Once you have your circles traced you are going to cut them out with some fabric scissors.  This isn’t hard, but a little time consuming.  Do yourself a favor and do it while you watch television or something to entertain yourself.  Really, you will never want to see another circle in your life. 😉

Once you have all of your circles cut, you are going to glue them on to your wreath form.  This also takes forever but the ruffles look so pretty that it is worth it! Begin with red or purple, since those are your end colors and work your way to the other end.  Put a small dot of hot glue in the middle of the felt circle and pinch it together.  This will help keep it from just falling into a flat circle.

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Once you have glued the circle in the middle, put a dot on your wreath form and place the circle on.  Pinch it for a few seconds so that it will stay attached.  Continue to do this for each circle.  Place them close together to prevent gaps.  They should cover fairly well.

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Once I did my colors, I still had a good size gap left of wreath showing.  I covered it in strips of light blue felt for the sky.  I wanted my clouds to be different from the rainbow, so they wouldn’t look like part of the rainbow.  I cut  them flat, to look like clouds, and just cut 3 different sizes to give it more depth.

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Now, for the shape in the middle.  Using card stock or thick paper, cut your desired shape.  I went with a shamrock out of some sparkly green scrapbook paper I had.  If you want to make it thicker, do two of the same shape and glue them together so that it is double sided. Punch a small hole in the top and hang using string, bakers twine or fishing line.  If you are using a wicker wreath, tie the other end of the string around the pieces of wicker in the back.  Or just hot glue it where you want it.  I also made raindrops that I plan on hanging after St Patrick’s day is over so that I can keep my fun, bright wreath up through spring!

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DIY Wreath Made From Fabric Squares~Valentine’s Day Wreath

I love wreaths.  A lot.  Like, probably too much.  This obsession has only begun in the last couple of years, but now I want one for every season.  I have seen cute rag style wreaths all over the blog world and decided it was time to try to make my own.

What you will need:

A wreath form (I used a wicker style from the dollar store)

Fabric

Pinking shears

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Piece of cardboard cut into a 3×3 inch square

For your fabric, pick a few fat quarters up at your local fabric store if you don’t have scraps on hand.  I already had what I needed in my stash.  Use as many or as few colors as you want, but try to keep them coordinated.  Since mine is for Valentine’s day, I used pinks and reds in various shades.  Now lay out your fabric and begin tracing squares with a light pencil or a fabric pencil.  Do it very lightly so it doesn’t show too much.  Now either using pinking shears or a rotary cutter with a pinking blade cut out your squares.  The benefit of using the pinking shears as opposed to scissors is that it will not fray.  What a bummer to spend all that time making it to have it be destroyed because it frayed too much!  Pinking shears have a jagged edge to them making it harder for the fabric to fray when cut.  They come in handy when cutting fabric for many different projects.

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this picture above is a close up of what your fabric will look like once cut with pinking shears.

Once your fabric is cut it is time to attach the squares to your wreath form.  Do yourself a favor and buy a glue gun that has dual temp control.  Sometimes you don’t need it to be as hot and when you are going to be using your fingers a lot it really does help.  I forgot to take a picture of the wreath form before I glued the fabric on, so I turned it over so you could see what I used.  I just got this at the Dollar Tree near me.  You can use any type of wreath form you want.

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To help attach the squares, I used an ink pen WITHOUT the pen part out.  You don’t want to leave ink marks on your fabric.  It probably wouldn’t show, but just use a retractable ink pen or a pencil that has been sharpened, but is very dull now.  Grab your square and wrap it around the tip of your ink pen with the patterned side out.  Add a drop of hot glue to the tip and place it on the wreath where you want to put it.  Another benefit of using the pointed object is that you can place the squares in the holes of the wreath so they lay better.  Hold it there for about 30 seconds or until you think it is set.  Continue to do this until you have the wreath as full as you would like it to be.  The more full it is, the fluffier it will look.  As you go, the pieces will help support each other so that they don’t just flop open as well.  When you first start, you may think it will not turn out pretty because the pieces don’t set just right, but trust me, as the wreath fills up, it looks better.  These wreaths are perfect for holidays as you can change the colors.  Red, white and blue for 4th of July, Greens for St Patrick’s day.  Pastels for Spring.  You get the picture.  Would also be great to add a special touch to any room in your home, so easy to find fabric to match any decor!

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Fall Rosette Wreath~DIY

10/11/2013 5:00 pm · 10 comments

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Fall Rosette Wreath~DIY

 For the most part, my house stays the same year round, with maybe a craft or two to celebrate any given holiday.  However, once fall arrives, it all changes, and doesn’t go back to normal until after Christmas.  I love incorporating the beautiful hues of the fall season in my decor.  The rich oranges, reds, yellows, browns and greens are just gorgeous.    This wreath was created to hang on my front door for fall, but you could easily pick any color scheme to use and hang it anywhere in your home.

You will need:

Fabric (scraps will do, but they need to be fairly long to get a good size rosette)

Fat quarters or scraps in colors of your choice

A wreath form (use a coupon to get a great deal)

Hot glue gun

Hot glue sticks

Patience, you’re going to be rolling  a lot of rosettes.

To begin, you can cut or rip your fabric in strips.  If using a fat quarter, just rip them the length of the fabric.  Make them at least an inch wide, varying for each flower so that each rosette isn’t exactly the same size.

Begin by folding your strip in half, lengthwise, and tie a knot in one end.  As you twist the fabric around your knot, be sure to fold it over every time, or two.  If you want a tight rosette, hold and twist with a little resistance.  If you would like them to be larger and not so tight, just hold it rather loose.  You can play around with it to get the rosette just the way you want it.  Be sure to add a dab of hot glue every couple of twists to hold in place.  If you don’t you will get to the end and it will fall apart and make you really angry. 😉 I find that holding my rosette between my fingers helps me control the shape of it more.  If I am “squishing” it like this, it isn’t as likely to unravel, or become tall and messy looking.

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Once you are done rolling your rosette, hot glue the end on the bottom, where it won’t show on your end product.  I love how some of them have a tattered edge, and that they don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

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Continue rolling rosettes until you have burned all of your fingerprints off.  Okay, maybe not, but it felt that way by the time I got done!

I rolled all my rosettes and then began gluing them on, just to make sure I had a good layout with several different sizes to attach.

There isn’t a whole lot of room to glue on some of  the little branches on these wreaths, so you may have to hold your rosettes on for a minute to make sure the glue has bonded with the wreath well. As you add more rosettes, it isn’t a problem, but at the beginning it may seem like it isn’t going to work, but trust me and keep going!

There, that wasn’t hard, just a little time consuming.  All worth it with your beautiful, new wreath!

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